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Counsell will stay with Brewers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal He removes himself from consideration for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial opening
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Brewers add three minor-leaguers to 40-man roster

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers added right-hander Taylor Jungmann, shortstop Yadiel Rivera and left-hander Michael Strong to their 40-man roster.
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Brewers sign pitcher John Ely to minor-league contract

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Right-hander John Ely, who made 18 starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 but pitched in Boston’s farm system last season as a reliever, signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on...
  • 3 days ago
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Zach Duke signs $15 million deal with White Sox

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers suffered their first free-agent defection Tuesday, as reliever Zach Duke signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
  • 4 days ago
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Giancarlo Stanton receives $325 million deal

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Miami Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey...
  • 5 days ago
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Brewers pick up highly rated center-field prospect

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of the Atlanta Braves’ desire to give a minor-leaguer a change of scenery by making a deal Friday for highly rated center-field prospect Kyle Wren.
  • 8 days ago

Kershaw, Kluber named Cy Young winners

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor.
  • 10 days ago

Williams earns NL's top manager; Showalter wins in the AL

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Washington’s Matt Williams won the National League’s manager of the year Award on Tuesday following his first season as a big-league skipper, and Baltimore’s Buck Showalterwas voted American...
  • 11 days ago

Abreu, deGrom tabbed top rookies

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Jose Abreu and Jacob deGromwere far from the major leagues at the start of 2013. On Monday, the pair were runaway winners in balloting for rookies of the year.
  • 12 days ago

Ex-Brewer Craig Counsell could replace Joe Maddon as manager of Rays

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Tampa Bay Rays announced on Thursday a list of eight preliminary managerial candidates including Milwaukee Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell.
  • 16 days ago

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy loses out to Yadier Molina for Gold Glove

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal One of three finalists behind the plate in the National League for the defensive honor, Jonathan Lucroy lost out to Yadier Molina of the Cardinals despite Molina playing just 110 games due to...
  • 18 days ago
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Aramis Ramirez accepts mutual option; infield corners set

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal A big piece of the Brewers’ puzzle fell into place Monday when third baseman Aramis Ramirez accepted a $14 million mutual option to return in 2015. Combined with the addition of first baseman Adam...
  • 19 days ago
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Former Brewer Paul Molitor to become manager of Minnesota Twins

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Twins said Monday they will hire Paul Molitor as manager, giving the Hall of Fame infielder and Minnesota native a three-year contract with a team coming off four straight seasons of 92 or...
  • 19 days ago
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Brewers optimistic Ryan Braun is making progress after thumb procedure

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers won’t know for sure until Ryan Braun starts playing in spring training, but all parties are optimistic about the procedure he underwent to treat a nagging thumb injury.
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Adam Lind fills first-base gap for Brewers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time addressing one of their biggest areas of need this off-season. On Saturday, the team acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange...
  • 21 days ago
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Twins set to tab Paul Molitor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal After nearly five weeks spent looking for a manager, the Minnesota Twins appear to have settled on the first candidate they interviewed.
  • 21 days ago
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Brewers exercise option on starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, decline on second baseman Rickie Weeks

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal In a pair of moves that were not unexpected Friday, the Brewers exercised their 2015 club option on right-hander Yovani Gallardo and declined what became a club option on second baseman Rickie...
  • 22 days ago
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MLB free agent frenzy begins

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series...
  • 23 days ago
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Playoff surge puts swagger back in Kansas City Royals, wins over fans

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal One of Bud Selig’s biggest accomplishments as commissioner of baseball was restoring what he likes to call “hope and faith” to franchises throughout the major leagues via the game’s new-found...
  • 23 days ago
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Madison Bumgarner sparkles in relief to help Giants win World Series

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal There were many factors at play as the San Francisco Giants clinched their third World Series crown in five years Wednesday night by eliminating the Kansas City Royals with a nail-biting 3-2...
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Blog Articles

Lesser Brewers: Rob Wooten

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — "Sometimes ERA is not the best indicator of performance," said Rob Wooten. (I assume, anyway) Of all the different types of players in baseball, I really think a reliever's value may be the most...
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Mike Guerrero promoted to Brewers first base coach

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Guerrero has been a long-standing member of the Brewers organization, spending his first year as a coach in the majors with the team in 2014. Among the first moves the Brewers made this...
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What we learned: November 21, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include 40-man roster additions, bullpen contracts, and how Mark Loretta is responsible for the acquisition of Jean Segura. Cram Session The deadline to add players to the...
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Minor League pitcher David Goforth will be added to Brewers 40-man roster, per report

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — The power reliever will be protected in the Rule 5 draft along with three other minor leaguers added earlier Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, the Brewers added three minor leaguers to their 40-man...
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The Thursday Thinker: Highest paid relievers

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Kyle Lobner) — Can you name the guys who out earn or out earned Zach Duke? Earlier this week we learned that the White Sox have signed 2014 Brewers reliever Zach Duke to a three-year, $15 million...
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Lesser Brewers: Elian Herrera

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — Even the best teams need back up players. The Brewers claimed Elian Herrera off waivers in the early offseason before 2014. At the time it was a pretty low key under the radar move (much in the...
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Brewers add Taylor Jungmann, Michael Strong and Yadiel Rivera to 40-man roster

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — These three players will be protected in December's Rule 5 draft, though other Brewers' minor leaguers will be eligible to be selected. Today is the deadline for MLB teams to add Rule-5 eligible...
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Brewers add three minor leaguers to 40-man roster

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Brewers on Thursday added three minor-league players to their 40-man roster -- right-hander Taylor Jungmann, shortstop Yadiel Rivera and left-hander Michael Strong. The additions leave the...
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What we learned: November 20, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include Rule 5 draft protection, another MVBrewers profile, and more. Cram Session The deadline to protect eligible players from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to the...
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Billy Butler contract shows value Brewers got in Adam Lind trade

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Billy Butler is going to earn $30 million despite struggling in 2014 and being primarily a DH. Dollar for dollar, it's not looking like the Brewers could have found a better deal than Adam Lind. ...
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Rule 5 Protection Deadline is Thursday

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — The Brewers have only a small number of openings on the 40-man roster forcing some tough decisions. The Rule 5 Draft isn't until the end of the Winter Meetings on  Thursday December 11th ....
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Lesser Brewers: Brandon Kintzler

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Fred Hofstetter) — Kintzler fell off a bit last season -- serving up home runs all over the place -- but he continues to be effective enough to remain a fixture in middle relief for the Brewers. I like Brandon...
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Brewers sign pitcher John Ely to minor-league deal

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal Right-hander John Ely, who made 18 starts for the Dodgers in 2010 but pitched in Boston's farm system last season as a reliever, signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Wednesday.
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What we learned: November 19, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include the departure of Zach Duke, another MVBrewer profile, and more. Cram Session We now know that one of the Brewers free agents will not be back with the team....
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Zach Duke hits jackpot, signs with Chicago White Sox

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal The Milwaukee Brewers suffered their first free-agent defection on Tuesday, as reliever Zach Duke signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
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Lesser Brewers: Marco Estrada

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Derek Harvey) — Marco Estrada's final season with the Brewers was far from his best. But even in defeat there was value to be found. Why Marco Estrada? Why did you break my heart??? YOU'RE TEARING ME APART! ...
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Zach Duke to sign with White Sox, will not be with Brewers in 2015

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — Duke gave the Brewers one great season, but has decided to leave for greener pastures. Last off season, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin -- like most GMs -- picked up a few scrap pieces to...
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What we learned: November 18, 2014

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (-JP-) — Today's lessons include the start of the Lesser Brewers for MVBrewers, a big trade in the division, and more. Cram Session We started our Lesser Brewers portion of MVBrewers yesterday...
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Lesser Brewers: Jean Segura

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (NPetrashek) — Segura endured a rough 2014 campaign in which he both underperformed and experienced personal tragedy Last year's third-most-valuable Brewer finds himself among the "Lesser Brewers " in this...
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Cardinals acquire Jason Heyward: Keeping tabs on the NL Central

SBN: Brew Crew Ball (Noah Jarosh) — The Cardinals needed a right fielder. They found their man in a former number-one prospect. Earlier today, the Cardinals made a trade that pretty clearly strengthens their team. St. Louis...
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